Nippoptilia vitis

Nippoptilia vitis
Nippoptilia vitis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Nippoptilia
Species: N. vitis
Binomial name
Nippoptilia vitis
(Sasaki, 1913)
  • Stenoptilia vitis Sasaki, 1913
  • Oxyptilus formosanus Matsumura, 1931

The Grape Plume Moth (Nippoptilia vitis) is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is known from Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima), Korea, Taiwan, China and Thailand.

The wingspan is about 11 mm[1] and the length of the forewings is 7–8 mm.

The larvae feed on Ampelopsis brevipedunculata, Cayratia japonica, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, Vitis thunbergii and Vitis vinifera. They feed on the flowers leaves of their host plants. When feeding on the leaf of Cayratia japonica, it eats a leaf from the under surface. The pupal period lasts for about a week.


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